A person who has been ticketed by the Coast Guard for BUI may wish to fight their BUI charges. To learn more about your options with Coast Guard hearings and how we can help handle this situation, contact the Bellevue Coast Guard hearing lawyers of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn today by calling 866-822-1230 today.
The Basics of Coast Guard Hearings
With BUI cases, the Coast Guard allows accused individuals to provide an argument against their guilt. If successful, the person can avoid penalties and punishments normally associated with BUI. In particular, these hearings are usually used to avoid mark-ups on a permanent record and costly fines.
A person who decides to fight against a ticket given by the Coast Guard should follow a standard process that includes:
- Requesting a hearing in writing
- Outlining what disagreements will be discussed
- Sending in or providing evidence for a case
- Attending the hearing in person or by video teleconferencing
- Bringing legal counsel to a hearing
Fortunately, a knowledgeable legal team can help you every step of the way, from requesting the hearing to attending the conference.
If you have charged with BUI, there may be legal options available to defend yourself in a Coast Guard hearing. For more information regarding your rights and options as a defendant, contact the Bellevue Coast Guard hearing attorneys of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn at 866-822-1230 today.